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Long-simmering discontent in Ahvaz exploded on the pitch earlier this month during an Asian Champions League qualifier between the city’s state-owned Foolad FC and al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia.
A just-published study highlights how commerce and glitz are reinforcing support for autocracy by international sports associations and undermining the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) newly-found resolve to hold potential host cities to human rights standards to which world football body FIFA pays lip service
Egypt’s unreformed and politically powerful police back on focus after deadly clashes with the supporters of Zamalek football club
One thing the biographies of Jihadi John, the Islamic State’s executioner of foreign hostages, and several of his European associates have in common is their passion for football and their dashed hopes of becoming professional players.
A recent stampede in which at least 19 Egyptian football ultras due to the actions of security forces suggests that the government of General-turned-President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has no intention of easing its crackdown on political dissent
James M. Dorsey
Recent football-related racism highlights European nations’ tortured transition from ethnically relatively homogeneous to multicultural immigration societies amid a resurgence of entrenched racial, including anti-Semitic, attitudes that flourish in times of economic crisis and are not limited to Muslim communities
Qatari sports executives have asked their human rights and trade union critics, as well as FIFA, to give them more time to address criticism of the Gulf state’s kafala or sponsorship system that puts employees at the mercy of their employers
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